To capture a bigger share in the Indian smartphone market, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced its partnership with Foxconn to start the manufacturing of its smartphones in India. Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company and OnePlus smartphones will be Foxconn’s Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in Andhra Pradesh.
This step is considered as company’s contribution to Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. OnePlus says that the Foxconn facility will be able to manufacture up to 500,000 handsets per month, and the first batch of its Indian handsets will be commercially available by the end of 2015.
“Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we are thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Foxconn for helping us make this happen,” Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus said. “India being one of our biggest markets worldwide, we are committed to a long term sustainable growth path. This move will strengthen our presence and help us step up momentum in India.”
In August 2015, the company launched second generation of its flagship handset the OnePlus 2 with lots impressive specs. It is powered by a Qualcomm Octa core snapdragon 810 processor and features a fingerprint sensor along with a USB Type-C connector.
Just like the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 also comes with a mid-range price tag of Rs. 24,999.